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Major hospitals

Highland Hospital

1000 South Avenue, 473-2200

Monroe Community Hospital

435 East Henrietta Road, 760-6500

Park Ridge Hospital (Unity)

1555 Long Pond Road, 723-7000

Rochester General Hospital

1425 Portland Avenue, 922-4000

Rochester Psychiatric Center

1111 Elmwood Avenue, 241-1200

St. Mary's Hospital (Unity)

89 Genesee Street, 723-7000

Strong Memorial Hospital

601 Elmwood Avenue, 275-2100

General services

American Red Cross

50 Prince Street, 241-4400

AIDS Community Health

87 North Clinton Avenue, 244-9000

Dental Society, Monroe County

255 Woodcliff Drive, 385-9550

Medical Society, Monroe County

1441 East Avenue, 473-7573

Rochester Rehabilitation Center

1000 Elmwood Avenue, 271-2520

United Way of Greater Rochester

75 College Avenue, 242-6400

Neighborhood health centers/clinics

Brown Square Health Center

175 Lyell Avenue, 254-6480

Family Medicine Center

885 South Avenue, 442-7470

Anthony L. Jordan Health Center

82 Holland Street, 423-5800

Mercy Outreach Center

142 Webster Avenue, 288-2634

Threshold Center for Youth

80 St. Paul Street, 454-7530

Joseph C. Wilson Medical Center

800 Carter Street, 338-1400

Woodward Health Center

480 Genesee Street, 436-3040

Addictions

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups

805 Blossom Road, 288-0540

Alcoholics Anonymous

10 Manhattan Square, 232-6720

Eating Disorder Program (Highland)

271-4636

Narcotics Anonymous Hotline

234-7889

Park Ridge Chemical Dependency

1565 Long Pond Road, 723-7723

Problem Gamblers Treatment Program

1 Mt. Hope Avenue, 423-9490; 1-877-543-7580

Women

Alternatives for Battered Women

232-7353, 232-1741 TYY

Domestic Violence Program, Legal Aid Society

65 West Broad Street, 232-4090

Rape Crisis Service, Planned Parenthood

114 University Avenue, 546-2777

1-800-527-1757 (Orleans, Genesee, Livingston counties)

1-800-656-4673 (all other counties)

Sex, family planning

AIDS Rochester Inc.

1350 University Avenue, 442-2220

Planned Parenthood, Rochester/Syracuse Region

114 University Avenue, 546-2595 (office)

Helpline 1-866-600-6886

TTY 546-7582

Seniors

Lifespan

1900 South Clinton Avenue, 244-8400

For more health-care and referral services, consult the "Human Services Guide" in the blue Government Pages of the Rochester FrontierPages phone book.

In This Guide...

    Annual Manual 2005

    Surprised by Rochester
    When I was getting ready to move to Rochester five years ago, my friends and family were confused. They wore worried faces when they asked me, "What's in Rochester?" and "That's not too far from the city, is it?" and "Do you like the cold weather?"

    A newbie’s checklist

    Beginner’s guide
    So you've arrived, and now you need the basics: phone, utilities, a way to get around town, and, maybe, a way to get out of town. Here is some info to help you get settled in.

    Who's representing

    Government
    Mayor Bill Johnson 30 Church Street, Rochester 14614

    Pounding the pavement

    Neighborhoods
    I've been thinking about changing my name to Where's Your Car? (though I would have preferred You're Stunning or Are Those Real?).

    It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

    Neighborhoods
    There is so much talk about how to revitalize Rochester's downtown and make the city a more attractive place to live. But many people have discovered the benefits of city life.

    Finding a beat you can dance to

    Live music
    I know it takes a little more than turning on the tube, but heading out for live music is so good for you. Plus the audience (you) is an integral part of each performance.

    We’ve got music

    We're proud of our musical talent; here are four reasons why. The event

    Get yourself something to eat

    Welcome to the Rochester food scene. I write full reviews of different restaurants every other week in City, but here is a bit of a primer, by genre, to acquaint you with the area's amazing variety of dining options.

    Why we love market day

    The Rochester Public Market can be noisy, crowded, and fishy, but that is part of the vibrancy and spirit that make it a unique experience. Where else in Rochester is it almost too crowded to move for hours at a time?

    Get learning

    Schools
    Each public school district in Monroe County has contact information (listed below) where you can get more detailed information about individual schools. To get an overall picture, for some general research, or to just get involved, here are some resources:

    A little culture never hurt anyone

    Arts
    For a city our size, we've got plenty of culture. There's enough for every taste and energy level, but not too much to overwhelm.

    What's the alternative?

    Although Rochester has a number of respectable art museums and galleries, rarely will these venues show anything outside the mainstream. For an art space to do something daring, quite often it has to rely on the vision and resources of an individual or a small group of people.

    The gold of the silver screens

    Movies
    I'm only about 5-foot-3-inches, but I totally towered over Isabella Rossellini. Now, you may be wondering what sorts of circles a humble hometown girl like myself would run in that would enable me to reach that conclusion.

    A little place outside the city

    Suburbs
    Monroe County has 19 towns and nine incorporated villages. Aided by short commutes, particularly between Rochester and its inner-ring of suburbs, many of these are bedroom communities.

    High class

    Colleges
    Colgate Rochester Divinity School Can boast of a dedication for diversity, teaching students in over 20 Christian denominations.

    We'd rather be out in the open

    Recreation
    The areas in and around Rochester are rich with green space --- diverse, convenient, and beautiful places to walk the dog, take out a canoe, find a zoo, or smell the lilacs. From the beautiful Seneca and Highland Parks, both designed by 19th-century landscape genius Frederick Law Olmsted, to Durand-Eastman Park, where you can feel the immensity of that Great Lake --- here is just a partial list of some of our favorite parks in the Monroe County (256-4950, www.monroecounty.gov) and City of Rochester (400 Dewey Avenue, 428-6767 or 428-6755, www.cityofrochester.gov) systems.

    Block partying

    Festivals
    Go ahead, give us a reason to celebrate. I dare you.

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